Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A Winter Wonderland

Hi all...I have some exciting news. I am Hosting this week's challenge over at the Mod Squad Challenge Blog. Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Sparkle N Sprinkle company. The theme for this week's challenge is All About the Animals. I chose to use one of their fantastic digital image sets called Winter Wonderland. The set comes with an outline version and a pre-colored version. I used the outline version for my card.


The card I made is 6" x 6". I printed the image onto white card stock and then colored the image with Copic markers (pine trees - YG63, YG67; deer and bunny - E31, E34, R01; trees - E74, E77; snow - C0; ice - B0000; bird - B02, B04, Y38). After coloring the image, I used a Sakura Clear Star gel pen on the trees, ice and sides of the trees. However, it didn't give me the sparkle and dimension I was looking for, so I went over that with Stickles Frosted Lace Glitter Glue and while it was still wet, sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds Glitter from Stampin' Up! over it. After that dried, I used a brush to remove all the excess loose glitter from the card. I then used Ranger's Glossy Accents to create the "frozen" pond. I layered the image onto Basic Black card stock, then Tempting Turquoise card stock and finally onto a Whisper White card stock base. I printed the sentiment that comes with the set and mounted it on black card and used foam tape to pop it up on the side. Finally, I added a silver snowflake sticker from Class A Peels. This picture was very difficult to take, but let me tell you, the shine and sparkle in real life is amazing looking.

I hope you get a chance to join us at the challenge this week. And don't forget to check out our sponsor and see what they have to offer. Lots and lots of very fun crafting supplies.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

The Outlawz Monday Greeting Challenge - anything goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - anything goes
House of Cards January Challenge - use glitter
Great Impressions January Challenge - snow friends
613 Avenue Create Challenge #108 - anything goes
7 Kids College Fund Challenge #118 - anything goes
Inky Impressions Challenge #194 - glitter and gloss
Little Red Wagon Challenge #274 - winter blues
Wonderful Wednesday Challenge - anything goes


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Just For You

Yay...it's Tuesday...time for another release at Doodle Pantry. Every 3rd Tuesday, Doodle Pantry will be releasing cut files, along with a few images. I absolutely love working with these cut files. I have never had a single problem with any of the ones I've used. Lori McCroskey designs most of the .svg cut files for Doodle Pantry, but Laurie Wilson (owner of Doodle Pantry) is creating some of them too. They are fabulous.


For my card, I chose to use the new Valentine Mice image set and Card Cut Hearts svg set. I started by printing the mouse with balloon pre-colored image onto white card stock using my Cameo and doing a print and cut. I had to manually cut the space inside his tail area using an xacto knife. The white, purple and pink layers are all from the Card Cut Hearts set, with the white layer being the card base. I love doing shaped cards and this one is adorable. I printed the sentiment on pink card stock and did another print and cut with my Cameo. I just love this stacked heart card. It was so simple to use. I added heart and circle crystal stickers on the sides and a crystal strand sticker for the balloon's string. I finished by popping the image up with foam tape. Here is what you get in both sets.



There is still time to join us in our new challenge on the Doodle Pantry Blog called Ants in My Pantry Digital Challenge. It begins on the 1st Tuesday of the month and runs for 3 weeks. You must use a digital image, but it does not have to be from Doodle Pantry. One winner will be selected on the 4th Monday of the month and will receive a $15 gift certificate to Doodle Pantry

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #166 - anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door 1/20-1/26 - anything goes
Inspired by Stamping Challenge #90 - hearts
The Outlawz Paper Al a Mode - it's all about animals
Bunny Zoe's Crafts January Challenge - use hearts
Crafting from the Heart Challenge #43 - anything goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge #245 - anything goes
Creative Cutting Challenge #45 - anything goes
Dream Valley Challenge #98 - anything goes
My Craft Creations 1/19-1/31 - anything goes
Not Just Cards Challenge #11 - anything goes
QKR Stampede Challenge #122 - cupid
The Pink Elephant Challenge #282 - love
Whoopsi Daisy January Challenge - anything goes

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Bath Ants - Soap Extra

Ok...come on...you have to admit, this is one of the cutest digital stamps ever! Seriously, how adorable are these ants taking a bath in a cup being heated by a cup warmer? I just love how Laurie (owner of Doodle Pantry) comes up with these amazing sets.


This card is using the pre-colored image from Bath Ants, which was just released this past Tuesday. I was going to color this myself, but I just loved the color combination she used here. The frame is a bubble frame (Design ID #62847) from Silhouette's online store which was cut using my Cameo. I first printed the teal paper that comes in the Bath Ants set onto white card stock and then cut the frame from that. I also used purple card stock from my stash. I then did a print and cut with the pre-colored image using white card stock. Some of the bubbles were done with purple card stock and a couple with white card stock. Once the focal image was assembled, I added white, purple and teal pearls (yes, I had teal pearls, but I did use Copic marker V09 to color the purple ones). The image was mounted onto white card stock, where I had printed the sentiment from the same set. I had a bath set from Jolee's Boutique that was in light blue and light pink. It had this little towel set, so I used my Copic markers and colored the light blue towel using BG49 (teal) and the light pink towel using V09 (purple). The yellow duck is also from the Jolee's Boutique bath set. This was a FUN card to make. Here is what you get in the set.


Don't forget to join us in our new challenge on the Doodle Pantry Blog called Ants in My Pantry Digital Challenge. It begins on the 1st Tuesday of the month and runs for 3 weeks. You must use a digital image, but it does not have to be from Doodle Pantry. One winner will be selected on the 4th Monday of the month and will receive a $15 gift certificate to Doodle Pantry.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Mod Squad Challenge Blog - teal and purple
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #166 - anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door 1/13-1/19 - anything goes
The Outlawz CAS Challenge - numbers
Paper Creator's Crafts Challenge #34 - anything goes
Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge - anything goes 4 kids
Creative Fingers Challenge #63 - anything goes
Sister Act Challenge #89 - anything goes
Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge #145 - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #356 - just for laughs


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Love Bugs


It's Doodle Pantry time again. There have been some changes made for releases and the monthly challenge beginning this year. Same great illustrations though! Instead of one great big release at the beginning of each month, there will be smaller new releases every 1st, 2nd and 3rd Tuesday of the month. The 4th Tuesday will be Flashback products. My release day is the 3rd Tuesday, but I will be posting samples throughout the month with the other releases as well. Today's card is using the new set Lady Bug Hugs, as well as two older svg cut file sets Hearts Galore and Card Cut 6.


I made this card for a congratulations on your engagement occasion. I think they are just adorable. The image, sentiment and designer paper are from the Lady Bug Hugs set.  I printed the designer paper on white card stock. The framing is 4 pieces, 3 of which are from the Card Cut 6 svg set. I did an offset on the background so I would have one more layer. I cut the rectangle frame from black card stock, I printed the focal image on white card stock (using a pre-colored image) and did a print and cut for the second layer. The third layer was cut using the designer paper I printed and the final layer was cut with black card stock. All of the layers were mounted onto basic gray card stock. The double heart is from the Hearts Galore svg set, which was cut with red card stock. For the final touch, I placed three black crystals on each corner of the white frame. Here is a picture of all three sets.


There is a new challenge on the Doodle Pantry Blog called Ants in My Pantry Digital Challenge. It begins on the 1st Tuesday of the month and runs for 3 weeks. You must use a digital image, but it does not have to be from Doodle Pantry. One winner will be selected on the 4th Monday of the month and will receive a $15 gift certificate to Doodle Pantry.

IMPORTANT NEWS...each release day Tuesday, all of the sets released that day will be on sale for 25% off. No coupon is needed, but they will only be available at a discount for 1 day only. Also, every 2nd Tuesday of the month, one of the sets will be free with purchase for a short time.

We sure hope you enjoy these wonderful changes at Doodle Pantry. Be sure to check out the blog and the store often so you don't miss any of the fun!


I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

Through the Craft Room Door 1/13-1/19 - anything goes
Simply Create Too Challenge #76 - let's celebrate
Inky Chicks Challenge #45 - anything goes
Party Time Tuesday Challenge #194 - anything goes
Sweet 7 Designs Challenge #7 - anything new
Tiddly Inks Challenge #148 - new beginnings (engagement)
Try it on Tuesdays - my favorite things
2 Cute Ink Digital Stamps Challenge #121 - goin' buggy
Crafting from the Heart Challenge #42 - anything goes
Crafty Boots Challenge - something new
Crafty Cardmakers and more Challenge #130 - something old, something new
Creative Cutting Challenge #45 - anything goes
Get Creative Challenges #6- celebrate anything new
Imagination Crafts January Challenge - anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #166 - anything goes
MFP Speedy TV Color Challenge #45 - black, grey and red


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